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by Tim Dorsey

Pub Date: Jan. 25th, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-06-187689-9
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins

Floridaphile vigilante Serge Storms (Gator A-Go-Go, 2010, etc.) dodges law-enforcement agents in the Everglades.

What better place than South Florida’s lushly overgrown, gator-packed wilderness—known as a swamp but actually an immense, slow-moving river, Serge sagely points out—for a fugitive to hide out? And who better to lead a tour through Snook Haven, Gator Hook, the Loop Road (Al Capone’s favorite hideout) and Cabbage Key than perennial fugitive Serge, who’s so used to being on the run that he doesn’t even notice the trail of federal agents, local law and freelance bounty hunters led by his nemesis Agent Mahoney? Instead of attending to them, Serge is planning his Fugitive Tour, billed on his website as the best way to experience Florida’s least-known attractions, like the museum in remote Chokoloskee Island or the Rod and Gun in Everglades City, where guests stay in cottages to protect the dark-paneled main building from fire. Not even a surprise visit from his ex-wife Molly, who brings a 5-year-old tornado named Mikey who needs to bond with his dad, or his sidekick Coleman’s need for frequent bar stops can slow Serge down. He barely has time to kill six bad guys—two playground-cruising pedophiles and four insurance execs gorging on bailout booty—while staying on the lam.

Despite the relatively low body count, Serge fans can revel in his increasingly arcane knowledge of Southern Florida lore as well as the cat-and-mouse thrills in Dorsey’s lucky 13th.